Here’s who will select finalists of Caffè Letterario and Fuori Fuoco Moak

Mauro Covacich

The panel of judges for Caffè Letterario Moak has been defined and is proud of having Mauro Covavich as president for this year; Italian writer and journalist and finalist of the Premio Strega 2015 with his novel “La Sposa” (The Bride). He also cooperates with Corriere della Sera, Panorama, Il Gazzettino and Vanity Fair since ’98, writing news reports, travel stories and news stories. Moreover, Covavich made some radio documentaries and the radio-drama Safari for Rai (Italian State Broadcaster). Next to him, we will find again, as in the previous editions, trustworthy Guido Conti e Gianluca Morozzi, both connected by their passion for verses. While the new entry in the panel is Enza Campino, winner of the Mauri Award as “bookseller of the year” and responsible for the section “parola di libraio” (Word of the bookseller), the cultural Sunday insert of Il Sole 24 Ore. Another woman completes the pool of jury members: Elena Stancanelli, nationally renowned writer and co-operator of several newspapers, among which “Repubblica”, “Il Manifesto”, and “l’Unità”. In 1998, she wins the Giuseppe Berto award with her novel “Benzina” (Petrol), which was filmed by director Monica Strambini in 2001, keeping the same name. The panel of judges is already working and considering the manifold manuscripts, and is again commissioned to award the will of emerging and well-known writers to expose themselves, who will have to show the ability in conciliating passion and art of writing.


The identities of the “Fuori Fuoco” commission, international photography contest arrived at its second edition, have been also revealed. In the panel of judges of Denis Curti, even for the 2015 edition leading celebs of the national artis- tic panorama are going to evaluate works presented by aspiring and expert photographers. Graphic designer and member of Aiap Ginette Caron is the only woman of the panel. Born and raised in Montreal, she is currently living in Milan, where she created different projects of corporate identity, branding and art books for Barilla, Moleskine and Swatch. The third jury member is native of Palermo, Tony Gentile, author of the famous and multi-awarded picture of judges Falcone and Borsellino, icon of fight against the Mafia. Gentile has been cooperating with the international press agency Reuters since 1992.

Photographer of news and political events, he also immortalized Pope John Paul’s trips as well as the elections of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Instead, from caput mundi emerges photographer Massimo Siragusa, already part of the panel in the first edition of Fuori Fuoco; teacher at the renowned IED Academy and creator of many ad campaigns for worldwide known companies, such as Alfa Romeo, Versace and Kartell, he also won four “World Press Photo” awards. As for the “communication” field, the panel is represented by Marco Lentini, graphic designer and responsible for communication at Caffè Moak. Besides the technical considerations, the Fuori fuoco jury members will direct their glance on those works that are able to communicate an “impulse”, which goes right to one’s heart and offers emotions both to those who take pictures and those who have the honour to admire the result.

Appointment for the price-giving evening will be October 10th in Modica. Even for the 2015 edition, Paola Maugeri will proclaim the winners.

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